Woodhill Dental Specialties Bring The “Woodhill Way” to Rockwall

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It is uncommon these days to hear of a 71 year-old business of any sort, but Woodhill Dental Specialties is not your average dental practice, either. Since 1941, Woodhill Dental Specialties has been on the leading edge of pediatric dentistry and orthodontics for children and adults alike. Dr. Aleco Tujios (pronounced two-juss) and Dr. Jeff Johnson have wholly served a multitude of patients who have traveled both near and far to be a part of Woodhill’s dental family in Dallas, Texas. After five years of thoughtful planning and construction, and the addition of pediatric dentist Dr. Kate Norbo, Woodhill Dental Specialties has expanded to serve new families, along with their current Lake Ray Hubbard area patients, more conveniently. They have recently thrown open the doors to a fresh state-of-the-art facility on Horizon road, just across from Maurine Cain Middle School in Rockwall, Texas.

A Family-centered Approach

The magic of the “Woodhill Way” is cultivating long-lasting relationships with patients and their families. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends children first visit a dentist by the time their first tooth erupts, this is often between six to 12 months of age. By delivering proper and consistent oral health education to families and patients from an early age, along with the safe and comfortable administration of dental and orthodontic care at the appropriate times, Woodhill Dental Specialties gives their patients a beautiful, healthy smile and more importantly, the knowledge to maintain it for the rest of their lives.

Dr. Tujios has committed his career to setting the foundation for oral health, which studies show to be critically linked to the overall health of patients. He said, “Oral health means more than just having a healthy-looking smile. Oral health is deeply integral to a person’s general health and begins with the education and oral hygiene habits that are established at an early age. It is important for all families to have a “dental home,” a place where dental professionals can interact with children and parents alike, to identify and reinforce the aspects of proper oral health through routine and preventive care.”

Why Pediatric Dentistry

Pediatric dentistry provides an opportunity for specialists to follow and manage the oral health of children from cradle-to-college. Pediatric dentists are dentists that receive two to three years of additional specialty training, specifically in the care of children and patients with special needs. Dr. Tujios and Dr. Norbo were each particularly drawn to the specialty for the opportunity to create not just a comfortable environment, but a fun one as well. The “Woodhill Way” inspires children of every age to get excited about actively participating in their oral health, and to make going to the dentist synonymous with having a great time. With a waiting room filled with cutting-edge video game consoles, allowing patients to choose their own show on ceiling-mounted TVs, and ending visits with a goodie bag filled with their choice of toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, and prizes, Woodhill always has patients looking forward to their next visit. Dr. Kate Norbo said, “I fell in love with pediatric dentistry, as it affords the opportunity to build long-term patient and family relationships.” Together, the pros at Woodhill Dental Specialties strive to build these lasting relationships with their patients and families through trust and confidence in their practice.

Why Orthodontics

Let’s face it, adding a new specialty to our health care adds one more place to go, a new staff and its policies and procedures to familiarize ourselves with, and the hope that there is correct and timely communication between relative doctors. Typically, most parents glean orthodontic referrals from their child’s dentist, friends, and family. It is a dream come true to have a one-stop-shop for both dental and orthodontic treatment all under one roof, and experience absolutely matters.

Whether children need early orthodontic intervention, growth and development monitoring, or braces, Woodhill Dental Specialties bridges this gap by providing a welcome continuity, streamlining the transition into this next level of care, as well as having a historical perspective of the patients and their needs. This is where Dr. Jeff Johnson’s undergraduate studies in biomedical engineering paired profoundly with his interest in dentistry and led his research to focus on finite element modeling of dental structures. Once in dental school, he continued his research in orthodontics and eventually melded his love of engineering and dentistry into a career in orthodontics.

“Orthodontics is a wonderful way to make a difference for people through an improvement in their self-image and consequently, their self-esteem. The prospect of being able to enhance patients’ smiles to make a positive difference in their lives is very rewarding.” While pediatric dentistry and orthodontics go hand in hand, Dr. Johnson also welcomes new adult patients interested in improving their smile through orthodontics. Adults are now seeking orthodontic treatment more than ever, especially with the esthetic options (clear braces, braces behind their teeth, and clear aligners) that are available.

The Woodhill Way

Woodhill Dental Specialties’ passion for long-term relationships and their on-going commitment to providing a level of service rare in their industry truly shows in every aspect of the practice. Experience matters. “We have hygienists that have been with us for more than thirty years, assistants for more than twenty, and even our front office team of patient coordinators have decades of experience. We are not new to what we do, and we do things right.”

In their state-of-the-art Rockwall facility, this deeply devoted team delivers care with the most up-to-date, contemporary views and modern techniques. Whether you need a place for routine dental care for your children, prompt emergency care in the middle of the night, or just a perfectly aligned, permanent gorgeous smile for yourself, the Woodhill Way takes care of every patient and makes you feel like family, every step of the way.


6519 Horizon Road
Rockwall, Texas 75032
(469) 769-5727

8355 Walnut Hill Lane, Suite 100
Dallas, Texas 75231
(214) 691-1172